2nd place in the C.T. Wiseman Memorial category for “My husband and I contemplate tree removal”; Honorable mention in the Long Poem category for “Trauma I, Bike vs. Car”; 1st honorable mention in the Shoot for the Loot category for “Couples Therapy: Duncan Yo-yo Speaks to its String”; 1st honorable mention in the Zara Sabin Memorial category for “Ode to My Mess,” April 2020.
Finalist in the Kallisto Gaia Press’ Contemporary Poetry Chapbook Prize for Bone Music, March 2020.
Poetry Super Highway poetry contest – 5th place for my poem “South Side”
1st Place for poetry in the Ann C. Larson Memorial Category for “My Unconscious Son”; 2nd Place in the Celebrating a Small Town Childhood Category for “Route 6”; 3rd Place in the Daniel Seth Morrise Awards Category for “family folklore”; 1st Honorable Mention in the Word Weavers Award Category for “Ask for Ice Cream”; 3rd Honorable Mention in the Long Poem Category for “Back to Life”; Honorable Mention in the Wild Card Category for ” The Hospital Bed Floats” by the Utah State Poetry Society, April 2019.
Poetry Winner for “State of Stone” by the Utah Arts Festival, IronPen Competition, 2017.
Honorable Mention for word play poetry “Mollusk II” by The League of Utah Writers, 2016.
Honorable Mention for light verse “An Echo” by The League of Utah Writers, 2016.
Honorable Mention for poetry “Temple City listens to Orlando” by the Utah Arts Festival, IronPen Competition, 2016.
Writer of the Month on Drunk Monkeys. November 2015.
First Place for poetry in the Introduction Category “And Finished Knowing – then –” by the Utah State Poetry Society, Spring 2015.
Third Place for poetry in the Long Poem Category “Preparation” by the Utah State Poetry Society, Spring 2015.
Third Honorable Mention for poetry in the ScanCelts Category “Ars Moriendi” by the Utah State Poetry Society, Spring 2015.
2nd Place in Cultured Vultures Poem of the Week for “Christ of the Abyss.”
Poet of the Week. Poetry Super Highway. “Kerouac’s Scroll,” and “Stemless.” February 9, 2015. Online.
Honorable Mention for poetry “A Misplaced Man” by the Utah Arts Festival, IronPen Competition, 2014
Second Place for poetry in the Free Verse Category “Pearl at the Studio Mic” by the Utah State Poetry Society, Spring 2014
Honorable Mention for poetry “Rumi once said, “Poetry can be dangerous’” by Touchstones literary journal, Utah Valley University, Fall 2013
Second Prize for poetry “Waiting Around” by 20th Annual Artists Embassy International’s Dancing Poetry Contest, July 2013
Second Place for 30 Poems in 30 Days competition by the Community Writing Center in collaboration with the Utah Arts Festival, June 2013
Second Place for poetry in the Introductory Category “Waiting Around” by the Utah State Poetry Society, Spring 2013
Second Place for poetry “Waiting Around” by Touchstones literary journal, Utah Valley University, Spring 2013
Fourth Place for poetry “No. 3 Amity” by Poetry on Canvas, American Fork Arts Council, 2013
Third Honorable Mention for Poetry Anthology “Emissions” by League of Utah Writers annual writing contest, 2012. Judging feedback: “Inventive, original and a great sense of humor alongside very serious subjects. You have great skill in writing form as well as free verse.”
First Place for poetry “Spicy” by the Utah Arts Festival, IronPen Competition, 2007
Water Week Featured Poet, KCPW 88.3 in Salt Lake City, Midday Metro show, May 6, 2008
Featured Poet of the Week, KRCL 90.9 in Salt Lake City, early morning show played pre-recorded readings of several poems, 2007.
Pushcart Prize nomination by ELJ Editions for “We Need Language,” January 2017.
Yellow Chair Review chapbook competition – Footnote to a Footnote was a semi-finalist, November 2015.
Split Lip Turnbuckle Chapbook Contest – Stranger Underneath was one of 11 finalists, February 2015.
The Jenny Catlin Chapbook Competition – Vandalized Angel was one of 6 finalists, January 2015.
Mary Ballard Chapbook Prize – Souvenir was one of 200 quarter finalists, August 2014.